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Infection of interleukin-10 (IL-10)-nonexpressing (IL-10(-/-)) mice with Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi (AS) leads to exacerbated pathology in female mice and death in a proportion of them. Hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and loss in body weight were significantly greater in female IL-10(-/-) mice than in male knockout mice and all wild-type (WT) mice during the(More)
Progress into the understanding of immunopathology in rheumatoid arthritis is reviewed in the present article with regard to pro-inflammatory cytokine production, cell activation and recruitment, and osteoclastogenesis. Studies highlight the potential importance of T helper 17 cells and regulatory T cells in driving and suppressing inflammation in(More)
Reported is the preparation of wheat germ (WG) hydrolyzate with potent angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity, and the characterization of peptides responsible for ACE inhibition. Successful hydrolyzate with the most potent ACE inhibitory activity was obtained by 0.5 wt.%-8 h Bacillus licheniformis alkaline protease hydrolysis after 3.0(More)
We studied the genotoxic potency of motorcycle exhaust particles (MEP) by using a bacterial reversion assay and chromosome aberration and micronucleus tests. In the bacterial reversion assay (Ames test), MEP concentration-dependently increased TA98, TA100, and TA102 revertants in the presence of metabolic-activating enzymes. In the chromosome aberration(More)
Female and male mice deficient in IL-10 production by targeted disruption of the IL-10 gene were infected with Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi (AS) blood-stage parasites. Both male and female mutant mice exhibited more severe signs of disease than did +/+ or heterozygous control mice. Female defective mice also displayed an increased mortality; 56% of mice(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10)-deficient (IL-10(-/-)) mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi (AS) suffer a more severe disease and exhibit a higher rate of mortality than control C57BL/6 mice. Here, we show that a drop in body temperature to below 28 degrees C and pronounced hypoglycemia of below 3 mM are reliable indicators of a lethal infection. Elevated(More)
beta-Endorphin-like immunoreactivity in human ventricular cerebrospinal fluid was measured with a specific radioimmunoassay. The subjects were undergoing a surgical procedure for relief of chronic intractable pain. This procedure involved the focal stimulation of a medial thalamic site adjacent to the wall of the third ventricle. Samples were collected(More)
Background:This study aimed to identify biomarkers for estimating the overall and prostate cancer (PCa)-specific survival in PCa patients at diagnosis.Methods:To explore the importance of embryonic stem cell (ESC) gene signatures, we identified 641 ESC gene predictors (ESCGPs) using published microarray data sets. ESCGPs were selected in a stepwise manner,(More)